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What are the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome?

What are the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome?

Pain, numbness: Thoracic outlet syndrome can affect the vein, artery or nerves of the arms. Symptoms can include swelling of the arms, (vein compression) pain or numbness when using the arms overhead, or pain that can extend from the neck or shoulder down to the hands or fingers. Most symptoms are aggravated by doing things that narrow the space where vein, atery and nerve travelling to the arm are. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of recurrent thoracic outlet syndrome?

What are the symptoms of recurrent thoracic outlet syndrome?

Radiating symptoms: Usually patient presents with numbness tingling and parathesias in the effected arm. Usually exacerbated when lifting arm above the head. Seek care for evaluation ...Read more

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Can a fracture of the first rib cause thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes: Isolated First rib fractures are rare , yes if it happens other organs and structures will e involved ...Read more

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What does this mean: cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

What does this mean: cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Nerves are pinched: Thoracic outlet is the result of the big nerves and blood vessels in the neck and chest being pinched by the muscles and bones at the top of the rib cage as they exit towards the arms. A cervical rib is just one cause of this problem. It can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read more

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If scapular instability is the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, would rib resection/scalenectomy resolve neck & scapula pain?

More complex: Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery includes, often, first rib resection and/or scalenectomy, but there are different surgical approaches and also, pectoralis minor decompressions. Scapular instability may or may not be present, and this may represent problems in the upper brachial plexus. Since this is so individualized and particular in most cases, best to discuss with experienced vascular surg. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome?

What are the symptoms of myofascial pain syndrome?

Many : Headache, jaw or neck pain are common. Limitations in motion as well. The distinguishing feature is the absence of unusual sounds (clicking or popping) coming from the joints. This is a muscle condition, and the joints are not damaged internally. ...Read more

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Could straightening of the cervical lordosis and anterolesthesis be associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Could straightening of the cervical lordosis and anterolesthesis be associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Maybe: Ehlers-danlos is a complex genetic disease that affects joints and tissues that use cartilage - like blood vessels. I would discuss your concerns with your MD as I don't know what your risks are for this condition. http://www.medicinenet.com/ehlers-danlos_syndrome/article.htm ...Read more

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Can first rib fracture cause thoracic outlet syndrome?

Can first rib fracture cause thoracic outlet syndrome?

1st rib fx & TOS: Trauamtic 1st rib fractures can contribute to TOS especially when there is a non-union (fracture pieces do not heal back together as one unit. Pieces press on vessels & nerves). Hemorrhage from the fracture into the thoracic outlet can also contribute to TOS (compression of vessels & nerves by blood). ...Read more

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How can snapping scapula syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome be related?

How can snapping scapula syndrome and thoracic outlet syndrome be related?

Muscle imbalances: Imo tos results from superior trapezius (st) weak & collar bone droops toward first rib closing costoclavicular space (between these bones) clipping artery & nerves to arm. Weak st conscripts neighbor levator scapulae (ls) to burden lifting scapula (sc) & 20 lb. Arm. Long & narrow, ls incurs chronic spasm, tendonitis at insertion on superior sc spine (pick-like), & snapping as shoulder rotates. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a cervical rib?

Varies: Many people remain asymptomatic with a cervical rib. The most severe complication is thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression of the brachial plexus (weakness in affected arm) and/or subclavian artery (decreased pulses in affected arm). ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy bad?

Are the symptoms of cervical radiculopathy bad?

Yes: Radiating pain in arm, weakness of the arm, sensory changes--can be disabling in the very acute phase--this is why so many require and prefer surgery--untreated lead to muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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How serious is pain under the collarbone associated with thoracic outlet syndrome?

Maybe transient: Many cases of tos respond to physical therapy, feldenkreis postural therapies, or even chiropractic. Therefore, presence of pain is merely a symptom and can potentially be reversed. Only about 10-15% of patients are considered surgical candidates, but with newer techniques, outcomes are highly favourable these days if patients have positive EMG studies. ...Read more

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What is the link between a ?Cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

What is the link between a ?Cervical rib and thoracic outlet syndrome?

Varies: Many people remain asymptomatic with a cervical rib. The most severe complication is thoracic outlet syndrome caused by compression of the brachial plexus (weakness in affected arm) and/or subclavian artery (decreased pulses in affected arm). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome?

What are the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome?

See bekiw: Crps is a poorly understood condition. It is associated with either major or minor injury, usually to an extremity. It can also be associated with nerve injury. The symptoms are severe pain, sensitivity to even light touch, abnormalities of sweating and swelling and redness. The treatment usually involves aggressive physical therapy, medications and sometimes particular types of nerve blocks. ...Read more

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Thoracic outlet syndrome causes arm/neck pain how?

Thoracic outlet syndrome causes arm/neck pain how?

Crowding: Pressure on brachial plexus the nerves from the spinal cord to arm become a group of nerves called the brachial plexus it is compressed by a crowding from an extra rib on top of the rib cage 1st rib or extra cervical rib the working theory goes adfitionally vascular compression of brachial artery or vein can produce arm symptoms nerve pain can extend proximal to neck or distal to arm and hand. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with brachial plexus injury?

What are the symptoms associated with brachial plexus injury?

Pain, numb, weak: A brachial plexus injury is a nerve injury. Resulting symptoms can include nerve pain (typically a burning sensation), numbness, tingling and weakness of the upper extremity. Fortunately, most brachial plexus injuries heal simply with time, in a matter of hours to months, depending on severity. Treatment of your symptoms can be directed by your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

Loose Joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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Having thoracic outlet syndrome issues because of first rib cartilage/ligament tear. Rib moves and irritates nerves. What can I do?

Having thoracic outlet syndrome issues because of first rib cartilage/ligament tear.  Rib moves and irritates nerves.  What can I do?

Testing: You should schedule an appointment with a neurologist. He or she can do a thorough exam and an emg. Do nut rush for a surgical treatment until these are done. ...Read more

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